Clinical Decision Support
Clinical decision support (CDS) is a systematic computerized approach developed to assist medical practitioners in making healthcare-related decisions under specific clinical circumstances. CDS applications are based on clinical practice guidelines, which are generally the result of months, sometimes decades, of major observational and interventional studies that have generated scientifically valid recommendations on diagnostics, screening tests and treatment modalities.
Due to the vast number of potential clinical scenarios as well as continuous scientific progress, clinical practice guidelines are prone to rapid change. They quickly become outdated and/or too voluminous to handle in their current format, and therefore problematic to consult in real-time. In an attempt to target these issues, computerized clinical decision support applications have been developed and integrated into the clinical workflow process. These applications can analyze healthcare data at the point of care, thus delivering timely, accurate, guideline-based and personalized recommendations that improve the safety, quality and efficiency of healthcare delivery.
Open standards and open source
At Cambio CDS, we believe in the potential of having a community that is engaged in improving healthcare and delivering high quality clinical decision support (CDS) applications. Click below to find out more on how we work with open standards and open source.
CDS App Challenge
Do you want to influence the future of healthcare and have an impact on the lives of millions? The CDS App Challenge is your chance!
Through the years the CDS App Challenge have resulted in numerous useful Clinical Decision Support apps and we are excited to see what the future will bring. If you are interested in contributing to healthcare by creating technical support systems for health care professionals you should give the CDS App Challenge a go.
The CDS App Challenge 2023 will be launched shortly. Keep an eye out!